In 1984, eleven researchers including Liu Chaunzhi started their business in a less-than-20-square-meter bungalow of Computing Institute under the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS); up to now, he has created a number of leading companies, including Lenovo, Legend Capital, Hony Capital. He constantly pursues increasingly ambitious goals and develops new business for Legend Holdings Corporation.
Liu Chuanzhi has made a significant contribution to the company’s institution and mechanism construction, strategy development, business expansion, management methodology and culture, and talents training. Meanwhile, his work with Legend Holdings has produced a number of achievements that guarantee its development in the long run.
Mr. Liu was born in Zhenjiang City of Jiangsu Province in 1944, and graduated from the People's Liberation Army Institute of Telecommunication Engineering (currently Xidian University) in China in 1966. He was a delegate of the 16th and 17th National Congresses of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and of the 9th, 10th and 11th National People’s Congresses (NPC) of China. He was the Vice Chairman of the 8th and 9th Executive Committee of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC). Additionally, he is the Honorary Professor of EMBA Program of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, and Chinese Guest Professor at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
Domestic and international honors received by Liu Chuanzhi include: First Place, China’s 2nd Time Science & Technology Entrepreneur Awards (1990); National Model Worker, China (1995); Asian Businessman of the Year, The Fortune Magazine (2000); Businessman of the Year, CCTV (2000); Asian Star, BusinessWeek (2000); Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Business list, The Time Magazine (2001); Outstanding Individual in Promoting China-US Relations, Awarded by National Committee of US China Relations / NCUSCR (2005); Fifty Faces That Shaped a Decade, Financial Times (2009); Business Leader in a Decade of Economic Development in China, Businessman of the Year, CCTV (2009); Pacemaker – Most Influential Model Worker since the Founding of New China, All-China Federation of Trade Unions (2009); Entrepreneur for the World Award, World Entrepreneur Forum, Organized by France’s EMLYON Business School and KPMG (2010); Businessman of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Award, CCTV (2011); 50 Most Powerful Businesspeople in China, Chinese Version of Fortune (2012); 10 Most Powerful Businesspeople in China, Fortune/CNN (2012); Distinguished Executive Award, International Association of Chinese Management Research / IACMR (2012); The 15th Annual Meeting of Yabuli Chinese Entrepreneur Forum – the Most Thinking Entrepreneur of China (2015); Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2016);15th Asia Business Leaders Awards – Lifetime Achievement Award, CNBC (2016);Order of the Italian Star Award, Italian Government(2017);Reform Pioneer and was awarded the "Reform Pioneer" medal,the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council(2018).